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    Default Salty Sheefish!

    WooHoo! Caught my first one through the salt ice! Definitely the biggest ice fish I've pulled up, I'm ruined! What a blast!

    Fish On!
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    You know your not catching any fish when you start talking about the weather...


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    Its so bright and shiny...what a beast. You will go from ice fishing to fly fishing in the same week just like I did. Must have been fun and exciting, good share.

    I cant believe ice fishing section is still being posted.
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    Wow, that is a huge sheefish man.

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    Very cool! Sheefish is at the top of the list of fish I haven't caught that I would like to. I've always envisioned it being on a fly rod, but through the ice would be awesome!

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    Awesome fish! Whata a chromer. Definatley on the bucket list.

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    How about some more details?

    Cool fish,

    and ice fishing on salt water!!
    That's something I have wanted to do for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akgun&ammo View Post
    How about some more details?

    Cool fish,

    and ice fishing on salt water!!
    That's something I have wanted to do for a long time.

    Chris
    The fish was caught in about 50ft of water and 500 yards off the road right in kotzebue. Caught it with a "stick and string" with 50lb braid and a huge dr spoon about 20ft deep. I'd guess it weighs 20lbs or so conservatively.

    Fish On!
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    Nice job and what a sheefish!! Just like everyone else that is one fish on my bucket list, one of these days it will happen.

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    Very nice! That is just plain cool! Bronco, I agree, lets plan it and make it happen!
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    for you guys wanting to get one of these the time to come up here is now if you want to get them through the ice. just fly to town and walk out from the hotel...

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    Beautiful fish! Can't wait for late July to roll around. Gonna get me some of those

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    I think I read that they are pretty aggressive fish......how do they fight?

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    They put up a better fight on a rod in summer, but jigging them with a Nixik is a lesson in lifting, not the standard 'fight' a fish usually gives. They like being close to the bottom, so you jig a couple feet off and they will rise to the lure. In summer we catch them at the bottom of our Salmon nets.
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    Nice length on that beast! 2-3 weeks til I can get at em on the flyrod!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'N'Photos View Post
    Very nice! That is just plain cool! Bronco, I agree, lets plan it and make it happen!
    Maybe after we retire and have more free time to run around this great state! I big brown bear is further up on my bucket list so it is getting the priority for now.

    mod elan kept me salivating last summer with all the pics of the sheefish he got into!

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    Here's one on the fly for ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoformudv View Post
    Maybe after we retire and have more free time to run around this great state! I big brown bear is further up on my bucket list so it is getting the priority for now.

    mod elan kept me salivating last summer with all the pics of the sheefish he got into!
    Hope all is good at Salerno!! Stay safe and Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgrant09 View Post
    Hope all is good at Salerno!! Stay safe and Thanks!!
    Thanks! Not too bad as long as you are upwind from the sewage lagoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoformudv View Post
    Thanks! Not too bad as long as you are upwind from the sewage lagoon.
    Stay safe brother! We need to get together when you return!
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